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Whispers on water - a photo journal of our life on the 'cut' dedicated to keeping family and friends informed of our whereabouts.
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These shallow ditches and ponds are a haven for all sort of natural wonders as spring approaches; notably frog spawn, flag iris, fragile water plants and bird drinks. In the warmer weather grass snakes, fish, newts, lizards, hedgehogs, bathing birds and a myriad of insect life depend on these thirst quenching sanctuaries. These were the stuff of childhood wonderment and similar wetland taught me a lot about nature. Please try not to disturb.
7th Mar 2012, 12:51
I just love the big sky view to the west from where I took these shots. Stunning colours. The cloud shot (with the pylon)reminds me of some of the memorable big skies I've seen in other parts of the world.
5th Mar 2012, 18:10
A bit of a stretch for a phone camera but here is a Nuthatch that has been visiting our feeders the past few days.
4th Mar 2012, 11:37
Where there was none yesterday, this morning frogs have been busy populating this small pond adjacent to a footpath and laying a buoyant mat of eggs. They were still spawning as I took the photo. Time to ready a jam jar.
2nd Mar 2012, 12:03
2nd Mar 2012, 09:09
Out and about late in the afternoon I came across this isolated patch of snowdrops, which to see in a wild rather than a contrived setting makes them all the more special.
I also stood and listened to a song thrush perched high in a tree, singing its heart out under the spotlight of the evening sun; there is no better sound than a melody sung by one of natures virtuosos; magical.
1st Mar 2012, 23:04
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29th Feb 2012, 14:56